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copy wiped/ raw data from android to sd-card (data recovery)

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Unrealshade, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Unrealshade

    Unrealshade Lurker
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    Jul 5, 2009

    Jul 5, 2009
    This is a question/ topic/ thread I also posted @ google groups "android developers" (copy wiped/ raw data from android to sd-card (data recovery) - Android Developers | Google Groups):

    Hello Android Developers,

    I want to know if it is possible to copy the raw data of the
    internal phone storage to the sd-card of the phone (or to some other
    device, maybe through internet/ usb/ bluetooth connection). Maybe even
    further, could users then read the raw data, so they can recover what
    they lost?

    The reason for me to ask this is that i had to wipe my G1 and read
    about recovering data, but there seems to be no way - not a the moment
    at least. Furthermore I found that quite a lot of people didn't make a
    backup of their data (for whatever reason) so they can't access it
    anymore and have no hope to do so, even in future, which i find pretty
    sad and frustrating for the user. Probably there will be even more
    people who want to recover internal phone storage data as Android
    grows more popular and spreads wider (which i am very sure of).
    Depending on the possibilities, I possibly will try very hard to write
    an application or programm (if the device is connected to a computer)
    to get that data back and eventually maybe even, at least parts of it,

    I _don't_ want to simply copy the internal storage data, but read
    _all_ the internal storage content, even if it's not used by Android
    anymore because the phone has been wiped, and copy _that_ so the user
    may be able to decrypt (if it is encrypted) the data and read his old
    "erased" data (like contacts, sms, application data, calender data,

    I don't know how hard it really is, but i know it's not going to be
    easy and i won't get discouraged by some people who only say "it's
    impossible" or think that I am not skilled enough to do this.

    So let me hear your rating for the possiblities and tips, opinions,
    help, maybe there are even some people here who would like to see
    something like that.

    Thanks in advance,


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